The Next Hike

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Friday, January 20, 2017

The Next Hike

The next hike will be on Saturday, 21st January.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am

Last week we drove a short distance south towards Davie Bay and parked at the first iron gate on the right. From there the hike follows an old logging road that runs through some recently logged areas that slope gently down to the coastline of Mouat Bay. A narrow grassy trail branches off soon after passing the road junction where the drivable road starts and we took this side trail being careful to avoid making any noise that might disturb the current resident of the rustic squatters cabin between the trail and the cliff top.  This beach is so pleasant at any time of the year and it made a perfect spot for lunch on a warm sunny day in January.  While eating lunch someone spotted splashing far offshore that turned out to be a very large number of Pacific White-sided Dolphins heading north up the strait madly jumping out of the water as they went.  Nearer to shore a few sealions calmly swam past us very close to shore and even stopped briefly to see what we were up to!

At one of the small pocket beaches just north of the mouth of Eagle Creek on a calm and mild sunny day in the middle of winter.

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